Rossville man facing rape, child molestation charges in Catoosa Co.
A Rossville man is facing multiple child sex charges in Catoosa County amid allegations that he raped and molested a minor in midDecember, police say.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:
Steven Paul Lecabellac, 44, of Kelsey Drive, was arrested Dec. 30 on charges of rape, child molestation, and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Deputies were called to a Rossville residence on Dec. 10 regarding the complaint against Lecabellac, which alleged that he had sexually abused the child the night before.
Lecabellac, witnesses, and the victim were interviewed by deputies and the assigned detective during investigation of the complaint.
Then, warrants were taken out for Lecabellac’s arrest and he was placed in custody at the Sheriff’s Office just before 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 30.
Nearly $1,500 in tools stolen
Hundreds of dollars in tools were stolen during burglary of a Catoosa County residence over the Christmas holiday, police say.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, the burglary occurred in the 2700 block of Burning Bush Road sometime on Dec. 24 or the morning of Dec. 25.
The victim told police he left the home around 9 a.m. on Christmas Eve and returned home Christmas Day.
The day after Christmas, the victim realized his building on the property had been broken into, reports show.
Deputies learned that someone had pried open the locked door of the building and made off with an abundance of tools and equipment.
Tool boxes, saws, staple guns, a sander, pressure washer, and various assorted tools were stolen during the incident.
The victim is working with detectives to gather serial number information for the missing equipment.
Anyone with information regarding the burglary or the missing property is encouraged to contact Detective James Stockard with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 706-935-2424.
Guns and medication stolen
Multiple guns and medications were recently stolen during burglary of a home on U.S. 41 in Catoosa County, police say.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the burglary occurred just before Christmas in the 2400 block of U.S. 41 in the Graysville community.
The victim told police he went to work around 6 a.m. on Dec. 20 and returned home around 4:30 p.m. to find his home had been broken into.
A bedroom window was visibly broken out and the house had ransacked, reports show.
A shotgun, rifle, and pellet gun were taken during the burglary, as well as Oxcarbazpine and Oxycodone pills.
Approximately 75 pills in all were reported stolen, reports show.
The victim described himself as a “loner” who rarely had visitors, so he had no idea who might have broken into his home.
Anyone with information about the burglary or the missing property is encouraged to contact Detective Johnny Cunningham with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 706-935-2424.
State Court Judge Ron Goulart (left) shares a laugh with Probate Judge Jeff Hullender before his oath is taken.
Steven Paul Lecabellac